About Steve & Pip

20150713_147Our Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Home Boarding services are provided by Steve and Pip Tolley.

Some of you may recognise Steve, he has judged my obedience class test nights  since 2011. He is one of those special ex police officers that really does empathise with all animals and has a natural insight into the way they think .

Steve is a retired police officer who lives on a small holding near Cleobury Mortimer with his wife, Philippa, 3 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. While with the police Steve spent 4 years working as a Mounted Police Officer and 5 years as a Dog Handler. As a dog handler Steve trained and worked with both German Shepherd, Cole and Springer Spaniel ,Solar, both of whom retired from duty to live with Steve and Pip, Aldrin, litter brother to Solar failed to make the grade as a drugs dog and also lived with Steve and Pip as a family pet with Cole and Solar.


Steve and Pip’s dogs are Brian who is a rescue dog from the Dogs Trust and a recent new addition to the family, Rio a German Shepherd puppy that Steve plans to train and compete in working trials.

Steve totally understands the special relationship we all enjoy with our animals.

Mannerly Mutts offers these services with the knowledge that leaving our animals home alone can be stressful and worrying for both owner and pet.

We are fully insured for all aspects of Dog Walking, House Sitting and Home Boarding. Steve is fully CRB Enhanced Checked.

All clients can rest assured of the high quality and reliability of our services. We are not a franchise, you know who you are dealing with.